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        Letters from Boweryem, Cobb and Haney.
not knowing precisely what was my address.
  I also got a letter from Boweryem, inclosing
one from Cobb.   The first related how G. B., on
going to the office of the  Illustrated News,  found
Hayes, the Wauds, and  the rest of the fellows 
acquainted with my departure for Charleston;
as my name had been published in the Marion s
list of passengers.   They were full of it.   Damo-
reau had called on  Edgar Bolton  to inquire
about me, obtaining little information.  Cobb s
letter is two pages of kindness and hearty friend-
ship.       One from Haney, dated Jan. 5, contains
the following items.   Only made calls on New
Years  Day, on Knudsen, Miss Brown and Tou-
sey, Mr. Edwards and Jack accompanying.   The 
evening (at 745) rather dull, but kept up till
12.     Yesterday the fast-day appointed by Presi-
dent Buchanan   stores closed, churches open.
Nicholas at 745 last evening.   On the night of
the 3rd, a party at 16th street, when Mrs. Pot-
ter closed her shutters to deaden the sound of
 Dixie  (sung I suppose by the girls and everybody
else in the Hayes  room.)         Bellew has written,
saying that Cahill has had a very bad time of
it   Bellew evidently supports him (?) Initials
of Bellew s in  Punch ; he has joined the Arun-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page forty-four
Description:Describes letters from George Boweryem, Myron Cobb, and Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-01-06
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Buchanan, James; Cahill, Frank; Cobb, Myron H.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Marion (Ship); New York illustrated news.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Potter, Mrs.; Punch.; Songs; Tousey; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; [New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.